Words/ Photography. Angus MacKenzie
Ford’s Edge ST bearing the marque’s performance lettering deserves kudos for its edgey design bits, spirited 2.7 L twin-turbofied V6 and shiny black 20″ rims. Throwing out 335 hp and 380 ft lb of torques through an 8-speed autobox the mid-range SUV provides an entertaining ride while looking good in the process. 0 – 100 kph times are impressive hitting the mark at just under 7.0 seconds. Not bad for a crossover device. The boosted V6 also delivers quality mid-range power for those passing and cargo carrying situations.
The Edge’s suspension could use further refinement to match the ST’s performance branding as it comes off as undecided in various situations. Steering also seems to suffer slightly but not enough to significantly detract from the experience.
Various drive modes provide the driver with Ford’s usual array of power vs eco-friendly options. Interior trim is sporty comfy with a full-scale sunroof providing ample amounts of natural light. Ride comfort comes off as fitting given the crossover’s sporty mandate as does interior road noise.
Still consider the Edge’s design one of the best out of the house of Ford. Performancely speaking, I think they have a good thing going in the ST, which could be further improved on with suspension and steering refinements to make an outstanding performance crossover.
Canadian base model ST starts at $37,299 CAD
Source. Ford Canada